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Haiti’s health: Cholera, post-earthquake & going forward

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A tent set up to treat cholera victims in Lilongwe, Haiti. Photo courtesy of IPS/Pilirani Semu-Banda

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A cholera outbreak in rural Haiti has killed more than 250 people. Though the rate of cholera transmission appears to have slowed, public health experts and relief agencies say Haiti is most likely not done with the deadly disease that sickens millions of people around the world each year and kills 100,000. On today’s Radio Times, Marty will get updates from people with relief agencies working in Haiti on this cholera outbreak, the huge challenges following the January 12th earthquake and the persistent, crippling poverty plaguing Haiti for many decades. ANNMARIE REILLY is first Vice President for Overseas Operations for Catholic Relief Services, and World Vision’s Global Health Specialist, CLIFF LENTON. Then, we’ll hear from WorldVision’s Program Director for earthquake response in Haiti in Port-au-Prince, SABRINA POURMAND NOLEN.  Then, we’ll talk to TRICIA WACHTENDORF of the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center about how the global outpouring of donations and attention has affected Haiti in the wake of the Jan. 12th earthquake.

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